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  1. Your CPU is weak, you'll gain more FPS with higher Ghz. At moment Squad is an unoptimized game, yes. It requires a strong CPU, this is well known info. As far as i know, Squad only utilizes maybe 1 or 2 cores of your CPU, which is why even though your "CPU usage" is low, doesn't mean your core 1 isn't pushing 100%. This is not a finished game, its in alpha and its made by a small developer, therefore its performance cannot be compared with AAA titles. If you don't want to upgrade your rig then wait for better optimization updates. Even with the best CPU you will only get like 70-100fps.

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  3. Wirecutters

    And C4 for fobs :>
  4. Red dots have brightness settings, if its really bright outside you turn it up. If your dot is too dim you can't see it in bright light conditions. Some red dots automatically adjust to the brightness of the environment. I haven't personally ran into problems of losing the dot that much, you can always aim with the center. I recommend turning off eye adaptation on very bright desert maps such as Al Basrah, makes things a little less bright.
  5. Numbers instead of names on Squad members

    Feel free to give everyone in your squad a number, don't expect them to remember it, nor the number of someone else. Useless confusion, just use simple nicknames and its all good.
  6. Banned

    What server were you playing on?..
  7. Recoil mode

    Couldn't have said it any better.
  8. Of course, but i imagine we'll also have thermal optics for heavy vehicles.
  9. If you think the stryker is too weak then you're just not using it properly. I see members of my clan get +50 kills with it daily. 3-4 RPG hits already makes it the toughest vehicle in the game, giving it more armor would make it indestructible, unbalanced. I've also heard devs are working on an ammunition system that would prevent spamming grenades and such.
  10. Do mortars suck?

    If used properly they're worth using.
  11. Please no shovel melee

    Oh no the shovels will ruin the whole game! Stop crying about nonsense.
  12. IED not causing damage to the FOB Radio

    Taking out an enemy FOB with a single IED seems pretty OP, doesn't give them a chance to try save it. If this would be a feature then other factions would need to have their explosives as well, like C4.
  13. The purpose of that is for the RPG's to ignite prematurely so by the time it makes to the real armor it will be ineffective, won't penetrate as much. Again lets remember Balance > Realism. Gameplay > Realism.